The Fellowship Program seeks to introduce mentalhealth professionals to psychoanalytic thinking and treatment. Fellows will:
- Participate in didactic seminars
- Take part in a case conference presentation of an ongoing psychoanalytic case by an advanced candidate and discussed by a senior analyst
- Be mentored by a practicing analyst in the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis
|Coordinators:||Deborah Feldheim, M.D. and Yvonne De Cuir, Ph.D.|
|Class size:||15 maximum|
|Location:|| Washington Center for Psychoanalysis
4545 42nd Street NW, #209
Washington, DC 20016
|Fee:||$325 (includes one complimentary
$30 application fee
Welcoming Party at the House of Deborah Feldheim:
11513 West Hill Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
|September 22||How to Begin a Therapy - Robert Winer, M.D.|
|October 20||An Overview of Child Analysis - Karen Weise, Ph.D.|
|November 17||The Ethics of Confidentiality - Ernest Wallwork, Ph.D.|
Therapeutic Action - Richard Fritsch, Ph.D.
|January 12||Case Conference Presentation - Blair Bunting, M.D. & Richard Waugaman, M.D.
|January 26||Case Conference Presentation
|February 9||Case Conference Presentation|
|February 23||Case Conference Presentation|
|March 9||Case Conference Presentation|
|March 23||Case Conference Presentation|
All participants are assigned a mentor who is a practicing analyst or a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and is a member of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Mentoring runs throughout the program and includes individual meetings to discuss issues related to psychoanalytic training, practice, and treatment. Participants are also invited to attend our monthly scientific meetings and other programs offered by the Center and may be eligible for Center membership.
OPTIONAL 2nd YEAR
The program will run from September through February and will consist of 6 once/month meetings for two hours at the Center. Each class will be run in a study group format where there will be discussion of an assigned psychoanalytic paper from both a clinical and theoretical perspective. The meetings will be led by Ilana Meller PsyD who is currently an advanced candidate. She was trained in psychoanalytic centers in Chile and Columbia University and is now here at the WCP. She has received the Teacher of the Year award for 2011-12.
The program cost will be $150 for the 6 sessions which will include one free scientific meeting.
Please complete the Online Application Form.
Blair Bunting, M.D. is an advanced candidate in psychoanalysis at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He is board certified in child and in adult psychiatry. He maintains a private practice in Richmond, Virginia where he practices adult psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and child psychiatry and psychotherapy, and he serves as consulting child psychiatrist at Little Keswick School in Keswick, Virginia. Dr. Bunting is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the VCU School of Medicine.
Yvonne De Cuir, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. She is an instructor on the faculty of the adult training program of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, a core faculty member of the Modern Perspectives on Psychotherapy Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Fellowship Program.
Deborah Feldheim, M.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Rockville, MD. She is an instructor on the faculty of the adult training program of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, a core faculty member of the Modern Perspectives of Psychotherapy Program, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Fellowship Program.
Richard Fritsch, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Chevy Chase, MD. He currently is Professorial Lecturer at the Clinical Psy.D. Program at George Washington University and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is a Supervising and Training Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, and is also on the faculty of the Modern Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.
Ernest Wallwork, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. and Syracuse, New York. He is an Associate Instructor on the faculty of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and Professor of Ethics at Syracuse University and SUNY Health Science Center. He is the author of Psychoanalysis and Ethics.
Richard M. Waugaman, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at GeorgetownUniversity; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at USUHS; and Reader at the Folger Shakespeare Library. 22 of his 85 articles are on Shakespeare.
Karen Weise, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and child/adolescent psychoanalyst with a private practice in Washington DC. She is an instructor at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, a faculty member at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and Assistant Professor at Argosy University Psy.D. program.
Robert Winer, M.D. is a psychoanalyst and couple and family psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a teaching analyst, Co-Chair of the New Directions Program, and Chair of the Modern Perspectives on Psychotherapy Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. He is the author of Close Encounters, A Relational View of the Therapeutic Process.